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If you follow racing through the flat season, you will know plenty about this gelding. Ready Freddie Go had a stellar season in 2022, winning twice in high-class, high prizemoney races over sprint distances. He is now rated in the nineties and regularly competes in quality races at Heritage Handicap level.
Perhaps his run of the 2023 season was at Catterick in June when he ran away from a good field to win a £15k added contest over five furlongs. However, his third placing in the 25k added race at Doncaster was also up there, as the winner went on to win the £100k Shergar Dash.
This is a rare opportunity to be part of a syndicate where your horse has already shown a very high level of ability, and displayed the most important quality - the ability to win races! Ready Freddie Go is the type of horse rarely offered in small shares - a dual winner each season at two, three, four, and a winner at five. He won over GBP 10,000 in prize money in his first two seasons and tripled that in 2022. He has now earned over £66,000 in prize money.
Often ridden to win by jockey Harry Russell, Freddie loves certain types of tracks and has only been beaten once at Thirsk (on soft ground) - having won three times at the Yorkshire track. Harry gets on with the gelding extremely well, and we expect him to partner Freddie through 2024.
Whilst Freddie has always won races each season, his breakthrough year was definitely 2022. He rose in the handicap into the nineties and showed he was competitive in high-class races. He is now handicapped to run in some of the best sprint races and at Grade 1 tracks. At the age of six, he will also be at his very best in terms of physical condition and maturity.
Trainer Ollie Pears has said of the gelding, 'Freddie is something of a star in the yard. He is robust, talented, and certainly a bit quirky! He can find a burst of speed off a strong pace and that's what has landed him two races each season so far.
Being by a sire with proven sprinting abilities and out of a sprint-winning mare at two, Ready Freddie Go has the right background to be a winner as an older horse. Scuzeme, another of his half-brothers, has won three times (rated 70) and Hamper has won twice over in France, both as a 2YO and 3YO. The family is bursting with winners and all of them take their racing well and run plenty of times each season.
‘He's a good-looking, hard-working horse who loves his work, and is a real delight to have around the yard. Just like his brothers (Roaring Rory and Let’s Go Hugo), he isn't massive, but he's strong and forward-going. I would be astonished if he wasn't capable of landing more races for us in 2024 as in between the wins he manages to handicap himself back to a winning mark,’ Ollie added.
'Freddie', as he's known in the yard was a stable name given to him as soon as he arrived. Chelsea, his stable lass, called him 'Freddie' on day one and it stuck. Being such a laid-back, easy-going horse in the stable, but a sharp and forward-going horse on the gallops, we decided to give him a fun name that perfectly describes how sharp and willing the youngster is to get with things!
Ollie went on to say 'We are in the enviable position of being able to race him in some very valuable races, and to land just one of these races could mean a huge payday.'
Freddie is an out-and-out sprinter, but may try out six furlongs at some point. He will race in Class 2 and Class 3 handicaps, each worth between GBP 10,000 and GBP 75,000 to the winner. This gelding won over GBP 30,000 in 2022 and GBP 10,000 in 2024. We would expect him to race locally to Ollie's yard in North Yorkshire. However, Ollie is keen to also have a crack at one or two bigger races that could take the 3YO to Ascot, York, Newmarket, Ayr, and Newbury.
Shares in Ready Freddie Go are extremely limited. Only a small number are offered to the general public each season. He is also relatively expensive - this is because the entry and declaration costs for the races he runs range from £350 up to £5,000 per race. However, the prize money he can generate is also much higher than cheaper shares. This horse also has the ability to take his shareholders to some incredible tracks on major race days.
Freddie is currently at Ollie Pears' yard in Malton and will over-winter there before getting ready to race in the opening stages of the 2024 season. He loves firm ground, so he may start on the All-Weather surfaces if we have a wet spring.
We will provide regular updates on Freddie's progress on the gallops and with his training in detail from January 2024 onward. During the heart of the season, we publish update reports every 7-10 days, and more regularly when he actively starts racing.
This is a lovely horse to be involved with, being a nice character and having plenty of ability - enough to have a crack at some big race days. We will be hosting shareholder visits to the yard for shareholders in spring, once the weather warms up, and again in Autumn, as the season starts to draw to a close.
Form & Race Plans
The race plans for this gelding are relatively simple, however, they are also limited due to the face Ready Freddie Go being so high in the handicap ratings.
Being rated in the 90’s means Freddie is only able to qualify for handicap races that are in the 0-95, 0-100, or 0-105 category. These tend to be high value races run on Saturdays, and usually at Grade One tracks. Ollie tends to target one race every three weeks for Freddie during the heart of the season and so this gelding is likely to race in quality handicaps and possibly in Heritage handicaps.
He is currently racing over the minimum trip of five furlongs, but there is every chance he will get further as he develops physically and mentally during the year. We expect Ollie may try six furlongs with him at some stage.
Being rated in the 90's, he will contest valuable handicaps. Ollie is hopeful he can place him to win once or twice before giving Freddie a target of a more competitive handicap, or even a Heritage handicap. There are plenty of races available for him from May onward. We will assess this gelding's progress and if Ollie believes he has the right level of ability he may get expensive entries for some of the more prestigious races in the racing calendar.
Your online Racehorse Manager will provide full details of all developments in terms of Freddie's progress and race planning as the season progresses.
Ready Freddie Go 2024 Guarantee
We expect to get 3-6 runs and sometimes more from all our horses per share period, however, you should expect periods of no racing as a result of recuperation from injury or training setbacks. This share period starts proper at the start of the turf season on April 1st 2024 and runs through the turf season until November 1st 2024.
We will be reporting on the racehorse before the share period starts (from January 2024) should we have anything of importance to share with shareholders. During the season the horse may be rested or have time away from the track to recover and it is quite normal for a flat horse to have periods of 3-6 weeks rest between races. Racehorses are particularly susceptible to sore shins, bone chips, and growing pains, and can need a greater time to recover between races.
We provide guarantees with all our racehorses. If this racehorse has a season-ending injury and has not already RACED TWICE during the share period, we will replace him/her with an alternative horse for the remainder of the season. Replacement horses may not be of the same quality, are provided with no further guarantees and no alternative choice can be provided. Prize money cannot be paid on any replacements, but all other benefits such as yard visits and race day badges are available.
As a shareholder you MUST ACCEPT that we cannot guarantee your horses performance, a specific volume of runs (beyond our minimum guarantee) or that runs will be evenly spaced throughout the share period. This is the chance you take when owning any racehorse and participating in this ownership experience. If you will be disappointed with only 2-3 runs from your racehorse during the season, then please DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THIS OR ANY OTHER RACEHORSE.
We believe in being crystal clear with our shareholders - any participation in racehorse ownership is a risk, and we are UNABLE TO GIVE REFUNDS because of share periods which finish early due to injury or retirement - as training and livery fees for the horse still remain whether they are racing or not, and part of your lease payment covers the build-up to the season. This risk is the chance all shareholders take, as we do ourselves when participating in the ownership of a racehorse.